The slimmest 10-inch tablet has arrived: welcome the Sony Xperia Z4 tablet.
The new Sony tablet features the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 810 system chip in an impressively sleek, svelte body measuring just 6.1mm thick and tipping the scales at the impressively lightweight 0.86lbs (389g).
Design and Display
The Xperia Z4 Tablet continues on the legacy of beautifully crafted Sony products with the same style as we’re used to seeing from the company in the past couple of years. This time around, Sony has managed to strip the tablet of all the extra weight and size, making it the world’s slimmest 10-inch tablet (yes, slimmer than the iPad Air 2 even). With a razor sharp 6.1mm of thickness, the Z4 Tablet has the visual appearance of a super-slim gadget as well.
The 10.1-inch display on the slate features a very high, 2K resolution (we’re yet to hear the exact pixel count). Stay tuned for our hands-on coverage for more details about the actual screen quality.
Performance, Processor, and Camera
The Snapdragon 810 octa-core system chip is one of the most powerful pieces of silicon available for a mobile device at the moment, and in a tablet chassis, Sony can make it run at maximum speeds. It’s also a 64-bit design, meaning it can take full use of all the benefits coming with Android 5.0 Lollipop. In addition, you get 32GB of internal storage in the base Z4 Tablet model.
Sony has also equipped the tablet with an 8-megapixel rear camera that promises to deliver in both good and scant lighting, while up front there is a 5-megapixel selfie shooter.
Price and Release Date
The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet comes in two flavors: one with Wi-Fi connectivity only, and another one with the addition of 4G LTE connectivity.
While we have no details about the actual availability, we would not be surprised to see this new tablet arrive to all major Western markets. Official pricing is not available either, but we’d guess that this one will be in the vicinity of the $500 for the base Wi-Fi model.